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6 fishermen jailed for defying hilsa fishing ban in Munshiganj

  • Published at 01:22 pm November 2nd, 2016
  • Last updated at 03:08 pm November 2nd, 2016
6 fishermen jailed for defying hilsa fishing ban in Munshiganj
District Farm Manager Shahjahan Anisur Rahman said: “We seized 20kg of hilsa from their possession.” Meanwhile, some 105kg of hilsa were seized from different areas of the district which were later distributed in local orphanage and madrasas. Earlier, Fisheries and Livestock Ministry imposed a 22-day ban on catching, selling, transportation and hoarding of hilsa for conservation of mother fishes during peak breeding season which will continue until November 2 in 27 districts. The 27 districts are: Chandpur, Laxmipur, Noakhali, Feni, Chittagong, Cox’s Bazar, Barisal, Bhola, Patuakhali, Barguna, Pirojpur, Jhalakati, Bagerhat, Shariatpur, Brahmanbaria, Dhaka, Madaripur, Faridpur, Rajbari, Jamalpur, Narayanganj, Narshingdi, Manikganj, Munshiganj, Khulna, Kushtia and Rajshahi.